Controversy over whether to limit Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville to general aviation flights has divided Gwinnett County for three years. Commissioners Tuesday rejected a proposal to bring commercial flights to the airport.
Residents of Atlanta's northeast suburbs packed a public meeting Tuesday night and urged county commissioners to make a decision one way or another on a proposal to add commercial flights to an airport in Lawrenceville.
Aviation executives involved in talks about bringing passenger jets to a suburban Atlanta airport confirmed Thursday they would partner with a European airport firm if plans for commercial flights are approved.
Some residents at a Tuesday meeting expressed worries about noise and fears that commercial flights would lead to lower property values. But several business owners and residents said the promise of jobs and economic prosperity made the venture worth exploring.
Gwinnett County police are still investigating the theft of two computers at the headquarters of Georgia OB/Gyn Society in Suwannee over the weekend. Thieves stole two computers containing records of nearly 1,000 doctors who belong to the association.
Two metro Atlanta communities are using federal grant money to study the possibility of building high-speed rail lines. They're projects that could tie-in to the bigger transit projects already being studied in Georgia.
Georgia's Supreme Court will hear challenges to the state's charter school law Tuesday. Seven public school districts are hoping to convince the Georgia Supreme Court that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob was wrong to rule in May that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission is constitutional and is not breaking any laws.
The organization overseeing Georgia high school sports is more sharply defining its policies on head injuries for athletes. One change will allow football referees more leeway in making the call to pull a player from a game.